Lessons from previous PSDR
- The Rami Fourrager board game®. Aim: to help livestock farmers adapt their grasslands to climate change.
- The "Local Networks" guide: tools to take more effective action
Focus on 3 PSDR4 projects
- The ATA-RI project  which will look at supporting the agroecological transition of the farming industry in Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée. The project will create the knowledge and tools needed to develop agricultural systems capable of sustainably managing biodiversity, water and soil. Started in 2014, ATA-RI has already resulted in the creation of a decision-making support tool, Capflor®, which encourages mixing fodder species in accordance with the soil and climate conditions of the plot being seeded and the value expected by the user (mowing, pasture, mixed).
Promoting interregional sustainable development through 2 projects:
- The FRUGAL project  will look at analyzing food supply systems for cities in Western France and the Rhône-Alpes region. Farming in these areas is subject to regular crises (economic, health, property, etc.) so the aim is to find a way of relocating food to urban and peri-urban areas to make better use of local resources.
- The POEETE project , which aims to understand the interest and operation of mixed livestock farming systems at both the farm and regional scale in order to optimize sustainability and resilience. This work should result specifically in the creation of a model/simulator capable of testing adaptations, cutting-edge innovations and optimization models for mixed livestock farms.
PSDR4 in numbers:
33 projects, running over 5 years (2016-2020), involving around 180 partner organizations (farming industry, local authorities, environment and landscape, land use and tenure, forest-timber sector) and more than 130 research teams (Inra, Irstea, CNRS, 21 schools of engineering, architecture, politics and management as well as 23 universities). The total amount of funding is €40M (total cost) including €11M in donations, involving INRA, Irstea, regional councils, the French Rural Network and the European Union through EIPs: European Innovation Partnerships. The average cost of a project is €1.1M (total cost), with a PSDR allowance of €290,000. Projects employ on average 20 FTE (full-time equivalents) and are made up of 4 research teams and 5 partner organizations.
|Press Contact||Scientific contacts|
Inra Press Service: firstname.lastname@example.org (+33 (0)1 42 75 91 86) -
Irstea Press Service: email@example.com (+33 (0)1 40 96 61 41)
André Torre, PSDR Program Director (Inra, Agroparistech, Université Paris-Saclay) firstname.lastname@example.org (+33 (0)1 44 08 72 36)
Frederic Wallet, PSDR National Project Leader (Inra, Agroparistech, Université Paris-Saclay) email@example.com (+33 (0)1 44 08 16 86)
Sabine Nguyen Ba, PSDR National Engineer (Inra) Sabine.firstname.lastname@example.org (+33 (0)1 49 59 69 01)
For further information:
 Support for the agroecology transition - Engineering Research
 Urban structures and food management
 Considering mixed livestock farming for farms and regions